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On free-market economics & the actual meaning of words.

Despite being rather politically liberal, I consider myself a free market economist.

(Maybe it’s unfair to self-describe as an economist, though?  I did the coursework for a master’s degree in economics… but couldn’t get a degree because I didn’t complete the residency requirement.  1,662 more words

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The Scarecrow

A few days ago, a friend from Spain sent me the link to the short animated film above. We were flat mates for about 8 months, and during this time, we had many conversations about recipes, dieting, and food policy. 127 more words

American Food Industry

All Animal Live's Matter, Not Just Cecil.

On the 1st of July 2015, American dentist Walter Palmer shot and killed Cecil, a lion famous in Zimbabwe, who had been living Hwange Park. Palmer lured Cecil out of the enclosement, shot him with an arrow, and let him roam around injured for 40 hours, before being finally shot, skinned, and decapitated. 806 more words

Animal Rights

Carnism: Why We Eat Certain Animals

Carnism is a term coined by Dr Melanie Joy, a psychologist and Harvard educated professor in the 2009 book: “Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows.” It is an invisible belief system, or ideology that conditions people to eat certain animals. 715 more words

A Renewed Argument Against Factory Beef

In 1871, Colonel R. I. Dodge, when traveling along the Arkansas River, came upon a herd of bison that he measured to be 25 miles wide and 50 miles long.   846 more words

66yr old Grandmother Arrested for Saving Lives

Animal Liberation Victoria with Patty Mark

66 year old grandmother and founder of Animal Liberation Victoria Patty Mark was arrested tonight for her role in the rescue of abused hens. 276 more words